There are several types of kayaks available which is why choosing the best inflatable kayak in 2015 is very important. There are traditional, sit-on-top, pedal, twin hull and outrigger, fishing, standing-up paddling, and military style kayaks. Below we curated our top reviews, video guides, and other useful tips to help you choose the right inflatable for the money.
Top Inflatable Kayaks Comparison
Inflatable ‘yaks are made out of different materials, either PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride), haypalon, or nitrylon. PVC gives a kayak maximum durability and portability and gives the kayak a decent lifespan while being cheaper than Haypalon. Hayplon is a long lasting material that extends the life of a kayak and resists against mildew and fungus.
It’s easy to inflate within minutes and just as easy to deflate in a lesser amount of time. This kayak features a mesh zippered pocket that’s great for storing the needed gear, any valuables, and things of that sort. Padding and elastic cord with D-rings are supplied in order to tie gear down while out kayaking. The size of this kayak is 11’7″ by 35″ and weighs 31 pounds while being able to hold up to two people.
This Hobie inflatable kayak was created specifically for kayakers who my be shy about spare acreage but seek the enjoyment of angling, fishing, and or sailing. For those who like to sail, this kayak comes with an optional sail kit.
But if fishing is your thing then I would recommend taking a look at our fishing kayak reviews page. That being said, this kayak in particular is great for a one person kayaker with enough durability to hold up to 325 pounds of weight while only weighing 48 pounds itself when fitted and 66 pounds when fully rigged. Made out of 1000 Denier PVC, it fits in a storage bag that’s 30″ by 25″ by 12″ and is 9′ in length and 36′ in width.
This is our selection in the best inflatable kayak for fishing category. It comes with a drop stitch floor that refers to the method of construction used; it allows a much higher inflation pressure that results in remarkable structural rigidity in addition to an increase in performance all without sacrificing portability with the thousands of tiny threads that are used to connect the top and bottom layers of the kayak floor to counterbalance the air pressure of this ‘yak.
This Coleman inflatable kayak is a single person boat with a grab and go backpack storage unit while being made out of 1000D Polyester bottom laminated with 24-gauge PVC. This kayak is equipped with a double lock and mini double lock valves which prevent accidental air loss and keep the inflation.
There’s a large storage area with multiple D-rings and bungee lacing. It can hold up to 250 pounds in weight and measures 10 feet by 3 feet, just unpack from it’s backpack and inflate and you’re ready to go. Comes equipped with a spray skirt that provides protection and tracking fins that make the kayak easier to steer. It’s guaranteed not to leak and comes in the color of orange.
A Cheap Inflatable Kayak vs. An Expensive One 2014 edition
If you get a cheap inflatable kayak on a sale, just remember that most inflatables are made out of durable PVC material so don’t worry too much about whether the material is good enough (enjoy the savings!).